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September 25th, 2010 · Posted by Skuds in Politics · 10 Comments · Politics

Crawley Tories start to have second thoughts about their new advertising agency

One of the kids brought this home today.  Apparently they are tied to bus stops all over Broadfield.

Can’t be an ill-advised election campaign poster because he is not up for election for a few years so one has to assume he has been out making friends again.

I guess you have to be pretty upset about something to go to all that trouble but while this is mildly amusing it isn’t really the right way to go about raising issues.

Informative though: I didn’t know he was a twister, whatever that means.

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  • Peter

    I wonder what provoked that, it certainly hasn’t come from one of us.

  • Richard W.

    “…it isn’t really the right way to go about raising issues”

    What is the “right way” Skuds ?

  • Skuds

    Well… telling us why he is a liar and a twister for a start. If there is something of any substance then perhaps a local paper could be interested, or a local political opponent, and let them do the work in a way that isn’t actually illegal.

    And by not being anonymous maybe.

    Whatever the particular grudge is, this won’t solve it. It may have given someone some inward satisfaction, and a few more people some brief entertainment, but won’t acheive anything.

  • Richard W.

    Lest we forget : this is the kind of thing we get relentlessly from the Murdoch Media 24/7 – and it could happen to any one of us at any time…

  • Adam

    Also a definition of a Twister would be appreciated. Not sure this can be likened to News Corp after all they do not have the safety of anonimity, leaving them liable to slander.

    • Richard

      “Twister” I take to mean simply “someone who twists the truth”, thus opening themselves up to the charge of “liar”.

      Just think if it was found to be me who put up those signs (it wasn’t by the way).

    • Skuds

      Libel not slander – if it is written down…

      I think that even News Corp would not just call somebody a liar. They would give an example of what they thought was a lie first.

      • Richard

        Skuds, I think you are being naive about Murdoch:

        Here\’s a little story explaining one reason why :

        Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool Player/Manager), Hillsborough, & Kelvin Mackenzie (Murdoch\’s Sun) :

        Media Lens Message Board (Hat-Tip : Thr Editors)

        Kenny Dalglish recounts post Hillsborough phone-call with Kelvin MacKenzie
        Posted by The Editors on September 13, 2010, 12:43 pm

        Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has shed new light on his dealings with then Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

        An extract from his autobiography appears in the Daily Mirror today.

        Following the appearance of a Sun front-page headlined THE TRUTH, which infamously accused Liverpool fans of pickpocketing the dying and urinating on them, Dalglish says he was called by MacKenzie.

        “Kenny, we have a bit of a problem,” he said.


        “How can we resolve it?”

        “See the headline that you put in, ‘THE TRUTH’? Just have another one, as big: ‘WE LIED.SORRY.’”

        “Kenny, we can’t do that.”

        “I can’t help you then.” I put down the phone. He simply didn’t realise the offence he’d caused to a grieving city.

  • Danivon

    No, but News Corp and the Mail and Express can hide behind the supine Press Complaints Commission and are able to afford expensive lawyers. And they are usually free to bend the truth when it comes to ‘comment’ (and bizarrely, headlines are ‘comment’)

    Rich people may be able to sue for libel, but not ordinary folk.

    • Skuds

      And they are very careful to put things in quotes as well.

      PCC is bloody useless though, but isn’t it run by Paul Dacre?